COVID-19 and international exchange
As a result of the pandemic and the uncertain times we are facing, we urge you to take precautions when planning for exchange. Please note that OsloMet does not take responsibility for any changes or cancellations outside our control caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes also any financial or practical challenges that might occur for individual students as a result of the pandemic.
Please note that there are rules and requirements for and upon entry to Norway.
How to apply for exchange at OsloMet
To qualify for exchange at OsloMet, you have to be a student at one of our partner institutions, through Erasmus+, Nordplus or another agreement. In addition, you need to be nominated by your home institution. Once your home institution has nominated you, OsloMet will send you an email with a link to our application form.
Please note that if your home institution has nominated you and you do not receive any emails from us, make sure to check your spam filter. If you have several email accounts, please ask your home institution which email address they used in the nomination so that you know which account to check.
Contact your home institution for information about their application procedures and follow these. Read through all the information on this page before you start filling in the application form.
If you want to take a full master's degree at OsloMet, check out how to apply for our international master's degrees.
If you already live in Norway, you are not qualified for exchange at OsloMet. However, if you wish to apply for courses ("enkeltemner"), not study programmes, contact the department where you want to take courses directly.
Information for colleagues at our partner institutions:
Please note that we will start sending e-mails with a link to the nomination form from the 22nd of August onwards. We ask you to fill in one nomination form per student. Please make sure the email address of the student you nominate is written accurately, and that the student know which email address you use. This makes it easier for them to know where to expect the ensuing email with links to the application form.
If you still have not received this information by the 15th of September, please contact the person at OsloMet that you are usually dealing with to ask. The deadline for nominations is 1st October. This is also the deadline for applications.
International exchange students must send in the application by
- 1 October for the spring semester
- 15 April for the autumn semester
Please read all the admission and documentation requirements carefully before you submit your application. You might find additional admission requirements on the description page of each of the courses you are selecting.
You have to
- be nominated by your home institution
- be a student at one of our partner institutions, through Erasmus+, Nordplus or another agreement
- meet the requirements for English proficiency
- upload all the required documents for admission (listed below) as a part of your application
You are only qualified if you meet the admission requirements. If you are not qualified your application will be rejected.
Scan or take high quality pictures of all your documents. We do not accept .zip files. Each file cannot exceed 30 MB.
These are the required documents you upload when you apply for exchange:
- transcript of records in English
- copy of your passport (all nations) or your national ID card (EU/EEA/Swiss students) – only the section with your picture and your personal information is required
- learning agreement from your home institution (Erasmus+ students)
- learning agreement outside of Europe, for non-Erasmus+ students (PDF)
- proof of your English proficiency (non-Erasmus+ students)
Due to COVID-19, we understand that some applicants may have difficulties getting all the documentation ready before the deadline. Please contact us if you need more time.
Additional documentation for the Faculty of Health Sciences
Some clinical placements at this faculty require
Additional documentation for the Faculty of Education and International Studies
You need a a police clearance certificate stating that you have no criminal records and can work with minors in a school setting (to be produced upon arrival) for this course:
Additional documentation for the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design
European Project Semester (EPS)
EPS requires a motivation letter describing your academic interests and ambitions.
The Department of Art, Design and Drama
Courses at this department require your CV and portfolio/examples of work (5-10 A4 sized pictures/photographs).
The Department of Product Design
Courses at this department require
- a motivation letter
- your CV
You need to be nominated by your home institution. Once we have received your nomination, we will send you an email with a link to our application form.
You will be asked to confirm that you will apply for housing (student.oslomet.no) right away. Please note that OsloMet cannot offer a housing guarantee, but still urge you to apply for housing within the deadline.
Questions about your application?
Contact us by e-mail if you have any questions.
Enrich your education and get a taste of life in a cosmopolitan Scandinavian capital city surrounded by beautiful nature. Spending a semester or a year on exchange at OsloMet will give you memories for life.